Friday, January 9, 2009

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's back to work I go

At the end of March my year long maternity leave comes to an end. I am extremely sad about this. Jeff and I have always said we would NEVER put Sophia into daycare. Nothing against daycare it's just not the right place for our child. However, I do have to return to work. We have some big goals for '09..the biggest being that we plan to purchase a house in Hot Springs, AR in the fall. Our plan is to spend 6 months in Vancouver and 6 months in Hot Springs. As you can imagine, owning two homes in two different countries takes a lot of money! Before Sophia I was working full time with Jeff. I took care of the books, did some advertising for one of our clients at the time and did a lot of the odd jobs around the office. I intend to go back and help with the books, I just have no idea how I'm going to do it and keep Sophia at the same time. Since we need my full salary I've got to find a creative way to do that full time and be mommy. I've thought of working part time and then finding a way (from home) to make up the other half of my salary. I have a few thoughts bouncing around but nothing set in stone. Obviously, Jeff and I will need to discuss this matter more and I'll need to do some praying and soul searching.


Jenny said...

Wow... how cool to have two places of residency... what does Jeff do?
We have a nanny that comes to our house.. she has for the past 4 years. I just put some flyers up at churches and it turned out a homeschooling mom at my church was looking for nanny position. It's worked great for us! My babies are all still sleeping usually when I leave.

Autumn said...

It will be once we've pulled it off! Jeff owns a software company..if he didn't, there's no way we'd be able to have two places. Thank goodness he works for himself!

Nannies here cost a lot of money..I have a feeling I'll just have to try and work from home. Hopefully Sophia will allow me some quiet time to get stuff done.